Pathology tissue exam, breast core biopsy-12419

Test info

Pathology tissue exam, breast core biopsy
Gross & microscopic exam
Tissue exam, path, breast


Breast core biopsy

1. After excision, place specimen into a container containing 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Note: The specimen should be placed immediately in 10% neutral buffered formalin unless a frozen specimen is needed or cytogenetics testing is requested.

2. Properly label specimen container and completely fill out the request form or answer all Excellian order questions.

Requisition requirements:

Manual requisition forms (all) or Excellian supplemental form (FNA, Breast and Path Consult only)

  • Label with two unique identifiers:  Patient’s full name and date of birth
  • List the specimen source and anatomic site (i.e. Mole, Left forearm)
  • Use A, B, C, etc. with multiple specimens from the same patient
  • Excellian Sites: Order and collect the Path Tissue Exam test and complete all ask on order questions.

Specimen container requirements:

  • Label with two unique identifiers:  Patient’s full name and date of birth
  • Label the jar; not the lid
  •  Label each jar with the letter (A, B, C) and specimen source and anatomic  site to exactly match the description on the requisition
  • Verify that all information on the requisition exactly matches the specimen jar labeling to prevent a delay in specimen processing

10% Neutral Buffered Formalin for routine exam

Formalin vial


Ambient - 24 hours (optimal), indefinite (acceptable)

  • Unlabeled specimen container
  • Leaking specimen container if label has been rendered unreadable
  • Specimen not in fixative
  • Slide broken beyond repair


AHL - Histology: A
Mo - Fr
24-48 hours excluding weekends and holidays

Microscopic evaluation

Clinical and Interpretive info


An interpretive report will be provided